Category: Full Text of Legislation: Various Countries

Full text of disability legislation from various countries, divided by region.
  • Disabled Protection and Welfare Act - 1982, Nepal
    • अपाङ्ग समरक्छण तथा कल्यण ऐन २०३९ अपाङ्गता सम्बन्धी नेपालको पहिलो कानुन हो । अपाङ्गता भएका ब्यक्तीहरुको अधिकार सम्बन्धी महसन्धिको पक्छ राष्ट्र भएपस्चात हाल यो ऐन पुनर्लेखनको प्रकृयामा छ। Disability Protection and Welfare Act 1982 is the first disability focussed act in Nepal. Since Nepal is already the signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, this act is on the process of rewrittin.
  • International Digest of Health Legislation
    • International Digest of Health Legislation (IDHL) online database contains a selection of national and international health legislation. Texts of legislation are summarized in English or mentioned by their title.
  • Laws and Regulations on the Electoral Participation of Citizens with Disabilities.
    • Links to an extensive listing of laws and constitutions in countries around the world that impact the ability of people with disabilities in participate in elections. Each relevant law is quoted in English translation. Organized alphabetically by country, or by region.
  • Mental Health Care Law: Ten Basic Principles
    • This document lists and describes ten basic principles of mental health care law. It also provides annotation for their implementation in practice. PDF format.
  • UN: Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
    • The purpose of the Rules is to ensure that girls, boys, women and men with disabilities, as members of their societies, may exercise the same rights and obligations as others. Full text.
  • United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
    • Although not a legally binding instrument, the Standard Rules represent a strong moral and political commitment of Governments to take action to attain equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities. The rules serve as an instrument for policy-making and as a basis for technical and economic cooperation. Full text. Available in several languages.